DC Films’ Geoff Johns wants to bring ‘hope and optimism’ back to DC

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After the amazing news that DC Comics’ Chief Content Officer, Geoff Johns, has been appointed as the co-head of Warner Bros. newly developed DC Films division, the comic book writer was asked about his role at DC Films. Although he refused to confirm the story, he did say that “you can connect the dots.”

Johns also discussed the direction that he believes the DC brand as a whole needs to aim for and he repeatedly said a phrase that all DC Comics fans wanted: “Hope and optimism.” While he’s not exactly throwing Zack Snyder under a bus, it does seem clear that the DCEU will begin to shift in a different direction – especially when it comes to Superman. “I think people make a mistake when they say, ‘Superman’s not relatable because he’s so powerful,’” he said. “I’m like, ‘Are you kidding me? He’s a farm boy from Kansas who moves to the city and just wants to do the best he can with what he’s got.’ That’s the most relatable character in the world.”

With Johns’ hands full with his DC Films commitments, he has taken a break from writing comics. But for DC Comics fans around the world, this is a small sacrifice in order to see their favorite superheroes properly displayed on-screen. “There’s a lot of emotional underpinning of the characters and the stories. It’s not that people take it for granted. They’re just not as aware of it. But when it’s not there, you really feel that emptiness.”

What are you hoping for with Geoff Johns overseeing the entire DC Extended Universe?

The next films coming from the DC Extended Universe are Suicide Squad in August, followed by Wonder Woman on June 2, 2017, and Justice League Part One on November 17, 2017. Also on the slate is The Flash on March 16, 2018, the James Wan-directed Aquaman on July 27, 2018, Shazam and Justice League Part Two in 2019, and Cyborg and Green Lantern Corps in 2020.

Source: Vulture

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